Singapore University of Social Sciences

Patent Infringement & Validity

Patent Infringement & Validity (IPM531)


IPM531 Patent Infringement & Validity prepares students to sit for the Singapore Patent Agent Qualifying Examination Paper C: Infringement and Validity of Singapore Patent. The course delves into evaluating patents to identify scope of protection, appraising product/process and assessing prior art. Students will also look into formulating an opinion on patent infringement, patent invalidity and/or scope of protection and communicating the opinion to relevant stakeholders.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Business Objectives
  • Review Patent-related Legislation and Regulations in Singapore
  • Scope of Protection for Patents
  • Patent Infringement
  • Patent Validity
  • Assess Scope of Patent
  • Assess Product/Process for Patent Infringement
  • Assess Prior Art for Patent Validity
  • Structure of Opinions
  • Formulate Opinion on Patent Validity and Infringement/Non-Infringement
  • Communicate Opinion to Relevant Stakeholders
  • Selecting Appropriate Actions

Learning Outcome

  • Examine relevant IP-related legislation, regulations and examination guidelines, including case law in Singapore and other key jurisdiction
  • Analyse a patent specification
  • Apply structure of opinions
  • Appraise the importance of an organisation’s patent strategy and commercial considerations
  • Analyse critical success factors in the area of patent infringement and invalidity
  • Examine considerations in selecting appropriate actions
  • Evaluate patent specification to identify scope of protection
  • Appraise product/process to determine grounds for patent infringement/non-infringement
  • Assess prior art to determine validity of the patent
  • Formulate opinion on patent infringement/non-infringement, patent validity and/or scope of protection
  • Compose and communicate opinion to relevant stakeholders
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